Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novel, Wolf Hall, won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.
Liar, fantasist, monster, writer: Taylors title character, who rises from working-class girl to wildly famous sentimental novelist, is all of these things. She is also Taylors greatest creation, a character who is terrible, poignantly sympathetic, and unforgettable.
A tale of enormous suspense and growing horror, The Fox in the Attic is the widely acclaimed first part of Richard Hughes’s monumental historical fiction, “The Human Predicament.”
This new edition of the The Wooden Shepherdess concludes with the twelve chapters that Hughes completed of the planned third volume of “The Human Predicament,” here published for the first time in America.